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HP F-500

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HP F-500

£39.99
HP F-500
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A low cost and classic 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with good features
1x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.1MP 1" Jul 2013
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HP F-500 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the HP F-500 number 38 across all camcorders.
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Reviews
309 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
71
Features
Good Features
60
Age
4 Years Old
83
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 83?

It has great user reviews with 93% of buyers recommending this camcorder to others. HP camcorders also have excellent reviews in general.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2018.
Customers report it is easy to use, good product quality and that it is robust.
This HP camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Supports HDMI
Has a night mode
Very small total megapixels
Smaller than average optical zoom

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £37.98 on Amazon UK 34 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 89% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

HP F-500 Video Reviews

HP F-500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this HP camcorder on average 89%. Over 90% of reviewers gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars and 93% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

20 customers who bought this camcorder concluded that it was easy to use.

HP Has Excellent Video Camera Reviews

We checked 310 expert and owner reviews (including 49 verified purchases) for HP camcorders and found that on average HP has excellent reviews compared to other manufacturers. 93% of those that bought a HP camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

Five customers concluded that it was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Three customers who reviewed this camcorder agreed that it was strong and durable.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

14 customers who reviewed this camcorder mentioned that it was good value for money.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Four people said that it was lightweight, three customers said in their reviews that the HP F-500 was compact and two owners wrote in their reviews that the product was a good size.

Customers Report Acceptable Noise Level

Two owners who reviewed the HP F-500 concluded that it was quiet.

Users Report Excellent Design

Six people who bought the product considered that it was good looking and two people said in their reviews that this camcorder was neat.

Customers Report Superior Battery Life

18 owners wrote in their reviews that the HP F-500 had a good battery life and four customers considered that this camcorder was quick to charge.

Value For Money

Phenomenally Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £39.99 it is in the cheapest 7% of video cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the HP F-500 and the United Kingdom price of £39.99 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $60.00 (£83.21).

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camcorder has been on the market since July 2013.

Features

Very Small Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the HP F-500 of only 2.1MP is in the smallest 10% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The smallest total megapixels of camcorders is 0.3MP, the biggest is 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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Smaller Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of camcorders range from 1x to 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x. The HP F-500's optical zoom of only 1x is very small compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 4% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

The weights of camcorders range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g. The weight of the HP F-500 of 455g is in the heaviest 27% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on video cameras.

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Average Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor size of the HP F-500 of 0.333" is fairly average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 59% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Shorter Than Average Maximum Battery Life

The shortest maximum battery life of camcorders is 0.16h, the longest is 93h, and the average maximum battery life is 4.4h. The HP F-500's maximum battery life of only 0.167h is very short compared to most other camcorders. It is in the shortest 2% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HP F-500 supports HDMI, as do 70% of camcorders.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This video camera supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080, which is the most frequently supported resolution on camcorders.

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Has a Night Mode

The HP F-500 has a night mode, unlike 93% of camcorders which do not have a night mode.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HP F-500 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of video cameras.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HP F-500 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Higher Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

The HP F-500's minimum aperture number of 1.9 is higher than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is higher than 68% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The average minimum aperture number of all camcorders is 2.3, with the lowest being 1.1 and the highest being 22.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

The lowest maximum aperture number of camcorders is 1.6, the highest is 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5. The HP F-500's maximum aperture number of only 1.9 is lower than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lowest 6% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the camcorders the closest focusing distances range from 0.0005m to 20m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.35m. The HP F-500's closest focusing distance of 1.5m is bigger than 98% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Photo Mode

The HP F-500 features photo mode, which is unusual. 80% of camcorders do not feature photo mode.

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